Friday, February 15, 2013
Meteorologists aren't committing yet, but a few inches of snow could fall Saturday night.
It's been nice and warm all week (well, relatively), but that's all going to change this weekend. Meteorologists from Boston TV networks all agree the temperatures are going to drop. They all also agree we will probably get some snow Saturday night. They don't, however, agree how much snow. Terry Eliasen, WBZ-TV Executive Weather Producer , explained the reasons for this in his blog post last night: What do you do when the model you have trusted like your best friend, the one that guided you through the Blizzard of 2013 consistently says, “no big deal,” while several other weather models, like an annoying group of “cool kids” on the playground are screaming at you: ”We have changed our minds, there is a big storm coming this weekend, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
It's going to snow this weekend, but how much will we get?
The state and national news networks all agree on one thing, there is a storm coming to town for Friday and Saturday. What they don't agree on is how much snowfall you're going to see. As of 11 p.m. Tuesday night, estimates range from 3 inches to nearly 2 feet. A report from Jim Arnold, weather specialist with the Shrewsbury Management Agency, said the storm will likely begin Thursday and could leave 10 to 15 inches across the area. The Weather Channel said the storm will likely peak Friday night around 10 p.m. They are focusing on two very different possibilities, one that could dump nearly 2 feet in the Boston area, the other showing less than 3 inches. Fox25 is keeping their estimate in the middle. "The heaviest snow band could …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The MetroWest area should see 1 to 2 inches.
Get the snow brushes ready. The MetroWest area should see one to two inches of snow starting tonight, "mainly between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.," the National Weather Service in Taunton predicted on its website Thursday night. The snow likely won't stick around long. Monday should see a high temperature of 37 degrees, the agency said. Tuesday should see 40 degrees. And 49 degree weather is expected Wednesday.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The MSPCA offers some common sense rules to help avoid tragedy with your pets.
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Thursday, January 24
With temperatures below zero overnight and the cold expected to continue early this week, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) offers these tips to make sure your pets are kept safe during extreme winter conditions. Editor's note: This information was provided by the MSPCA. Have any other tips for keeping your pet safe and comfy in the cold weather? Let us know in the comments.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory today.
The snow has begun to fall in Westwood and according to the National Weather Service (NWS) the winter storm may leave up to six inches of accumulation before all is said and done. The NWS has issued a winter weather advisory for much of the state, including Westwood, in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday. The area can expect "heavy snow" this afternoon into Thursday morning with a total accumulation between three and six inches. The weather may have an impact on traffic this evening and tomorrow morning. "Poor visibility and slippery travel due to snow covered roadways," the advisory states. "There may be more of an impact for the Thursday morning commute due to the combination of snow and slippery roads."
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
A hazardous weather outlook has been issued by the National Weather Service.
Snow. Could it be? The abnormally mild winter potentially could change this week. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch across the Commonwealth for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday, predicting 3-5 inches of snow with a trail of ice behind it. "Snow is currently expected to overspread southern New England Wednesday afternoon and transition to a wintry mix Wednesday evening," the NWS watch read. "The heaviest precipitation should occur from late Wednesday into Thursday morning." Tempeartures are expected to hover in the mid-30s on Wednesday, with wind gusts reaching up to 20 miles per hour. Visibility during the harsh weather is expected to be about a quarter to one-half mile.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Some snow and freezing rain are expected to hit the area overnight.
Winter may finally make a bit of an appearance in Westwood tonight, as the National Weather Service is reporting an 80 percent chance of rain and snow overnight Wednesday into Thursday before 4 a.m. NWS has also issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook overnight, as sleet and freezing rain may occur. Meanwhile, the Massachusetts State Police are asking that motorists drive slowly throughout the morning commute on Thursday as weather conditions worsen. Specifically, State Police have issued the following safety tips for drivers during the harsh winter weather:
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Westwood Deputy Fire Chief says weather on Saturday night was 'incredible'.
It's no secret that the early winter storm that hit over the weekend was somewhat historic in its timing. With thousands of power outages hitting Westwood and officials postponing Halloween due to the damage, it was surely a storm residents won't soon forget. But it was also an event Deputy Fire Chief Mike Reardon isn't ready to forget either. "I don't remember it being so dark early in the evening," said Reardon, who worked throughout the weekend responding to storm-related issues. "This was pretty incredible. At 4:30 a.m., it was absolute white-out conditions. It was incredible." In addition to a number of falling tree limbs, downed wires, working with NSTAR crews and holding meetings with Westwood officials, one building on the Dover …